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Windows 7: Could GPU freeze the PC ?

15 Sep 2016   #1
Abdsalamah

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Could GPU freeze the PC ?

Hello. I've been in while. my pc keeps freezing. and it makes strange sounds. i thought it could be the GPU or HDD. So i couldn't choose. if it's the GPU. i will replace it. if it's the HDD. i will replace it too. but i won't waste my money for nothing. So Could it be the GPU ?


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15 Sep 2016   #2
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

If there's a defect or issue with either the GPU or HDD then it's possible your system will freeze. Though if your HDD was dying, chances are it wouldn't even read/write let alone boot Windows. If your GPU is failing, again, your display would keep freezing or crashing, or more potentially cause BSODs.

With the lack of information you've provided it's rather difficult to make an assessment and even more difficult to provide further support as it could potentially be (for example) your RAM. If you can give us some more information to work with, that'd increase chances of better support to help troubleshoot and resolve your problem.
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15 Sep 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Is this your gpu ?
Every PC needs good graphics. | GeForce

From your past questions I'd guess you already know your hdd is failing or at least what others have said.
I have no reason to think they are wrong about the hdd it has bad sectors
So are you looking for recommendation for hdd's ?
I've been on ssd's for a while now
But do use hdd's for backups... and really only use Western digital black series which are 7200 rpm hdd's good for operation systems to be on
might get a tad hot on a laptop though I've noticed my laptop came with a 5200 rpm one of course a laptop on a hdd at 5200 rpm's isn't very fast either pretty much why I went with ssd

I did have a asus gt 640 gpu a while back and yes it was sort of noisy all the time but it is a low end gpu.
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16 Sep 2016   #4
Abdsalamah

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IoNGeNeRaL View Post
If there's a defect or issue with either the GPU or HDD then it's possible your system will freeze. Though if your HDD was dying, chances are it wouldn't even read/write let alone boot Windows. If your GPU is failing, again, your display would keep freezing or crashing, or more potentially cause BSODs.

With the lack of information you've provided it's rather difficult to make an assessment and even more difficult to provide further support as it could potentially be (for example) your RAM. If you can give us some more information to work with, that'd increase chances of better support to help troubleshoot and resolve your problem.
Hello again. Yeah my HDD is dying. and My ram is in good shape. My GPU.. i got it for 20$.
Well here's some info:
My HDD,Case,Motherboard,RAM,PSU are from 2011. well. i got it for about 500$. It was expensive in these years. from one year. i noticed my HDD makes strange. Very Very Strange Clicking Sounds. I went to technician. i made him test the HDD. he said it's good. but i am not very sure. Before one year. i got my GPU.. it's nvidia geforce 210 DDR3 1GB 64Bit. it was good. ahh if i got money i will buy a workstation pc. (or gaming one).. so here are the full specs:
MotherBoard: GIGABYTE G41MT-S2P
CPU: Intel Dual Core E5800 @ 3.20Ghz x2
GPU: Nvidia Geforce 210
RAM: Kingston 2GB
Well if u want some more info
please say..
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16 Sep 2016   #5
Abdsalamah

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Is this your gpu ?
Every PC needs good graphics. | GeForce

From your past questions I'd guess you already know your hdd is failing or at least what others have said.
I have no reason to think they are wrong about the hdd it has bad sectors
So are you looking for recommendation for hdd's ?
I've been on ssd's for a while now
But do use hdd's for backups... and really only use Western digital black series which are 7200 rpm hdd's good for operation systems to be on
might get a tad hot on a laptop though I've noticed my laptop came with a 5200 rpm one of course a laptop on a hdd at 5200 rpm's isn't very fast either pretty much why I went with ssd

I did have a asus gt 640 gpu a while back and yes it was sort of noisy all the time but it is a low end gpu.
Hello. Yes It's my GPU. . And yes my HDD is failing. but it's running. well i backed up my Data on another HDD. yes. give me some recommendation for hdd's. but. if u want to suggest me to buy another HDD. well i am not that rich. but not a problem if u tell me something to do in my current HDD. i got WD Green 750GB one. well it's failing. help me bro. i am not the owner of the PC.
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16 Sep 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In the u.s. green and black series are about the same price depending on the size black only go up to 1tb in a 3.5" and 750gb in a 2.5" that I've seen
Black series is better imho
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16 Sep 2016   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Answering my post from here would be helpful.

HDD sounds while copying and pasting :(
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16 Sep 2016   #8
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

A GPU card can definitely cause the PC to lock up or freeze. I had it happen on my work PC when the GPU card's fan seized up and stopped turning. The card overheated and the computer froze with the most awful squealing noise coming from the speakers.

So yes, it can happen.
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